Out today, Daniel Okrent’s “Last Call – The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.”

Q&A with Daniel Okrent at Barnes & Noble’s Review and Barbara Spindel’s related review of the book.

An excerpt from the book in The Daily Beast: In the excerpt, Daniel Okrent writes that long-held beliefs about Joe Kennedy’s bootlegging business are wrong.

Other reviews:
Business Week: “It’s the most persuasive, witty, and best-documented explanation yet as to why Americans decided to endure a ban on alcohol, the federal government’s most intrusive regulation of all time.”

History News Network: “This may be a rare case where one can plausibly accept a book jacket description at face value: ‘Last Call is capacious, meticulous, and thrillingly told. It stands as the most complete history of Prohibition and confirms Daniel Okrent’s rank as a major American writer.’”